[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS]Egypt began its bid for a third straight Africa Cup of Nations in impressive style, beating Nigeria, 3-1, Tuesday in Benguela.
The win ended a 23-year winless streak against the Super Eagles.
Nigeria took the lead on a goal by Chinedu Obasi in the 14th minute, but the Pharaohs recovered and drew even on a goal by Emad Motaeb.
Egypt broke the game open with goals in the second half from captain Ahmed Hassan and substitute Mohamed Nagi.
Nigeria's loss continued the poor form of Africa's World Cup 2010 finalists in Angola and increased the pressure on Coach Shaibu Amodu,the most vulnerable of the World Cup-bound coaches at the tournament.
"My principal concern is the African Cup," Amodu said. "Only after that will I think about the World Cup."
In Tuesday's second Group C game, Mozambique and Benin played to a 2-2 tie.